Salento, Colombia

This part of Colombia is absolutely beautiful. It’s a funny thing: because I had already seen plenty of nature in Peru and Ecuador it never occurred to me that any other sight could produce such awe. But outside of Salento, the town I stayed in, there is an area of surreal natural beauty called the Valle de Cocora — an area where Dr. Seuss’ imagined trees, the national tree of Colombia called the “wax palm” ( Wax Palm), actually exist.

My Traveling Real pic takes place in a café in Salento where a young man prepares fresh coffee. Intrigued by his coffee-making technique I learned that this brewing machine is an antique, continuously used since the early 1900’s!

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